Come and enjoy the historical city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India and help us re-green after the destruction of cyclone Fani

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Am a widower with an 11-year old daughter. I live in a comfortable apartment building and would be able to offer a separate room for whoever stays. I do work some mornings. My daughter attends school 5-6 days a week. She is usually back home by 2.30-3.00 pm.
    I really would like to learn Spanish as I had learnt some when I was much younger. Would also like to improve my fitness as I suffered a major accident about a couple of years back, but getting back to normal. I'm trying to lose some weight and would like it if someone can guide / push me a bit.
    My apartment is comfortable, well-ventilated and has most amenities. Air conditioning, water heater, washing machine, dish-washer, wi-fi etc.
    I live at one end of the city but there are buses, auto-rickshaws (tuk-tuks) and taxis readily available.
    Bhubaneswar is a historical city with a huge number of old temples dating back to the 7th-13th centuries. There are also a few rock cut caves and rock paintings dating more than 20,000 years as well as Jain-period and Ashokan sites from the 2nd-4th centuries BC.
    Bhubaneswar is mostly a planned city, other than in the old town. So streets are wide and it is quite green.
    I live about 5km from the airport, 7 from the railway station and about 4km from the main bus-stand (for long-distance buses). The city abuts a forest sanctuary and has quite a few parks, 2 large horticultural gardens and a major zoological garden. Most things are easily available in the city and there are quite a few restaurants serving exotic fare.
    The closest beach area is about 55km away (Puri, Konark area) and Chilka Lake is also about 60 km away.
    Medical facilities are excellent both traditional Ayurvedic as well as Western medicine.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach some cooking, spoken Italian and French, spoken English (am pretty good at all 3). Can also take the person around town and, once in a while, out of town. Can guide them to various cultural groups in the city (music and dance). Also can arrange interactions with various tribal groups of Orissa (arts and crafts).

  • Help

    Help

    Would expect a bit of help in the house... cooking... I usually cook...(have a maid who does the dishes and main cleaning), someone who can keep my daughter company once in a while and eventually, teach her something, someone who can help me improve my Spanish and finally someone to goad me into fitness again.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Italian, German, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Individual air-conditioned room. Separate bathroom. As I said earlier, I usually cook. Would appreciate some help there. We would also eat out once in a while.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned above, there is a lot to do and see here. I have hosted a number of people earlier through other sites and I think they all enjoyed themselves.
    Since we live in an apartment building, loud music is a no-no, smoking only allowed on the balcony. Absolutely no drugs. Other than that would expect a certain degree of cleanliness. Cannot accomodate pets, though both my daughter and I love animals. Am also involved in tree-planting and with a large private farm about 115km from here (agriculture+dairy).
    This is my first time as a host on workaway, so not yet really clear about some things. Have often hosted travellers using other platforms.
    We are not vegans or even vegetarians, but we are open to try anything as long as our nutritional requirements are fulfilled. Don't really know much about vegan cooking...you would have to give us pointers..
    If you are interested in staying with us, kindly message your cell number or WhatsApp or email id. I usually respond pretty quickly.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week




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